Austin Local News

Yesterday afternoon, a swimmer was reported missing in the water at Mudd Cove, in Pace Bend Park, in Southwest Travis County. A woman reported that her friend was attempting to swim across a cove in Lake Travis when he appeared to become distressed. Despite attempts to rescue...
New Braunfels Police are looking for Richard Cantu Vasquez, 17, of New Braunfels. Last night, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Stonewall Street, for a family disturbance involving a handgun. Upon arrival, New Braunfels police spotlighted the front porch areas of the...
Investigators with the Burnet County Sheriff's Office / Special Operations Unit along with Burnet Police Department, Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division, and Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft Section executed a...
We know buying a home in Austin is not cheap, but would you be better off renting? Not according to Trulia, the San Francisco-based, online residential site. Jed Kolko, the company's chief economist, says Austin homes are among the most expensive in the state, but he adds...
Two months after a high-profile settlement for the three children of a man shot and killed by an Austin police detective, the city of Austin has yet to write a $1.2 million check to finalize the case. The city -- for reasons that remain unclear -- is not yet satisfied that the...
Austin SWAT and Police spent the afternoon into the early evening dealing with a man who barricaded himself in an Austin apartment. After several hours, Austin police allowed residents to go back to their apartments after being evacuated for a hostage situation. Mueller Flats...
Austin police say they are reviewing their missing persons and cold case files for any potential links to an area man suspected of murder in Indiana. Authorities in Gary, Indiana, said Monday that 43-year-old Darren Vann confessed to slaying one woman and led them to six other...
Search crews recover the body of a man at Pace Bend Park at 7:30 Monday night. The body was spotted in 14 foot deep water. Earlier: Austin water rescue teams are currently looking for the body a man who has yet to resurface from a cove. This afternoon, a water rescue at Pace...
43-year- old Darren Deon Vann has been talking to Indiana Police about seven women bodies that were found. Vann was found guilty of sexual assault in Austin in September 2009 for the rape and beating of a 25-year-old woman. He is a registered sex offender and his risk level with...